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Get Ready For Warm Weather With Our Specials

With spring warming it’s way through the blistering cold and summer hot on its heels, it’s time to start thinking about getting rid of the winter from your skin as well. We have a variety of services that will rejuvenate your skin and get you looking fresh in no time. [Read more…]

Do You Have a Skin Pigmentation Disorder?

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A skin pigmentation disorder is a disorder that affects the color of the skin. Skin gets its color melanin, a pigment in the skin that is made up of special cells. These cells can become damaged due to a variety of causes, which affects the production of melanin. When the production of melanin is disrupted in some way, skin can become hyperpigmented or otherwise discolored, either in patches of the skin or over an individual’s entire body. Read on to learn more about common skin pigmentation disorders and treatments. [Read more…]

Get In-Depth with Chemical Peels

The name “chemical peel” is enough to make some shudder, but the results are undeniable. Chemical peels are an effective treatment for a variety of dermatological issues. Minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation and certain types of acne with a chemical peel from your Summit Skin and Vein Care physician.

What are the Different Types of Chemical Peels?

Different types of peels serve different purposes. One depth and chemical agent may be ideal for one person, but too strong for another. However, all peels involve removing the outer layers of the skin using a chemical solution.

There are three different peel depths:

Light – Light, or superficial peels remove just the top layer of skin and are Chemical Peelmuch gentler than others. Results are instant, with very mild side effects of tingling, pinking of the skin and possible flaking. It’s even possible to return to work or hit the town immediately following a light peel, without anyone noticing.

Medium – Though the side effects of medium peels are more apparent, so are the results. This deeper peel can cause more prolonged recovery, typically about a week, with burning, stinging, swollen and itchy skin. The true “peel” part of the procedure becomes apparent, with more skin peeling present than in a light peel. However, this option is great for those seeking to eliminate uneven pigmentation, wrinkles and even sun damage.

Deep – Unsurprisingly, deep chemical peels are the most intense of the three depth levels. The side effects can be a bit frightening to behold, as well as painful to experience, but the results are certainly worth it. Redness, swelling and itching are expected, as the top layers of the skin peels off and scabs over the course of one to three weeks. The end result, however, is dramatic, with beautiful, fresh skin in the place of former scars, damage and wrinkles.

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If you’re interested in a chemical peel, please consult your physician at Summit Skin and Vein Care. We would be happy to figure out a solution to your skin woes.

Call us today in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

 

Fast Facts About Fraxel

Stop spending your valuable time and money on countless cosmetics in an attempt to cover up hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and scars. Instead, consider a Fraxel procedure from Summit Skin and Vein Care of Lee’s Summit. Fraxel is an exciting technology that gives your skin new life, minimizing the appearance and effects of uneven coloration, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and even actinic keratosis, a pre-cancerous condition. Here are some quick facts to help familiarize you with the procedure.

Smooth SkinWhat is Fraxel?

Fraxel uses fractional lasers to stimulate your body’s collagen, as well as resurface the top layer of your skin through a non-invasive procedure. The collagen then takes over, healing the skin for a beautiful, smooth finish. Scars from acne or chickenpox are minimized, as are age spots and sun damage. The result is a younger-looking, more confident you.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

Rejuvenated skin is usually apparent within one to three weeks of treatment. Most patients receive one to five, fifteen to forty-five minute procedures to achieve desired results.

Are There Any Side Effects?

As with any procedure, Fraxel treatment has the potential for side effects. Most are similar to a sunburn, with redness, swelling and crusting or scabbing, among others. The majority of patients report experiencing mild discomfort after receiving treatment.

How is Fraxel Different from Other Laser Treatments?

Fraxel combines two popular laser treatment technologies to get the best from both. This results in an optimally effective procedure with reduced downtime. Fraxel’s advanced technology is ideal for all levels of skin damage, from mild to severe.

Is Fraxel Right for Me?

The only way to know if Fraxel is right for you is to consult your physician at Summit Skin and Vein Care. Every individual is different, and your doctor will be able to give you a thorough examination to determine if Fraxel is a good choice for your hyperpigmentation or scarring.

Call us today at (816) 533-4398 for more information.

 

What You Need to Know About Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that is characterized by excessive pigmentation, often appearing in patches. It is caused by a build-up of melanin within the skin. The condition is quite common and generally harmless, but many people who have it are uncomfortable with how it makes them look.

Causes of Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Lee's SummitHyperpigmentation is the result of a build-up of melanin in the skin, and it can be the result of an injury, a hormonal imbalance, acne, certain medication, aging and excessive sun exposure. It can also happen naturally, without a real cause at all.

What are the Treatment Options for Hyperpigmentation?

People interested in reducing the appearance of their hyperpigmentation generally start with mild treatments such as skin lighteners, chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Staying out of the sun and wearing sunscreen with a high SPF can also help prevent hyper-pigmentation from worsening. Thick make-up can help cover up light patches, but it must be worn every day.

If these mild treatments do not work, or if people would like increased skin lightening, other options are available, like Fraxel®, a noninvasive procedure to help restore normal pigmentation, or IPL™ Photorejuvenation, which works to fight hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure. A chemical peel or microdermabrasion procedure may also help get pigmentation closer to the desired levels.

What are the Benefits of Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

In addition to the improved skin appearance, hyperpigmentation treatment offers a few other benefits as well. It can decrease inflammation and improve nerve and tissue repair and regeneration. It can also reduce pain and improve microcirculation and vasodilatation.

Individuals who are interested in improving their skin appearance, quality and circulation should speak with the skin care experts at Summit Skin & Vein Care about their treatment options. Hyper-pigmentation treatment can dramatically improve the skin’s appearance, but only if the procedure is completed by a knowledgeable and experienced expert.

Let Us Help

Find out if hyperpigmentation treatment is right for you by contacting the skilled team at Summit Skin & Vein Care.

Call us today to get started! (816) 533-4398

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